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Don't forget our Village Market, Sat March 24th for coffee and scones, Easter Hampers, and all proceeds to EACH.     Easter Sunday on Mon 2nd April, details below

Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

The DIARY – Click here.

Hempnall Crossroads consultation – click here for info

The Shotesham Village Association held it’s Annual General Meeting in March with the committee being re-elected and a couple of new members joining us, many thanks to those who turned out and contributed. As always we have a number of events planned for the coming year (see below for Easter Monday, Tour de Shotesham and others) and, although events are open to everyone, we would encourage residents to become Members of the Association and help with all the things that go on in the village. A small donation, minimum £3 will help us fund events, and you can always keep in touch with what goes on in and around the village by joining our email distribution list! 

Easter Funday, for children of all ages, will take place on the afternoon of Monday 2nd April from 2 – 4pm at All Saints Church. Lots of fun and games, including an Easter Egg hunt, and as always refreshments will be served. Any donations of small baked treats will be much appreciated on the day, Ideally little buns and biscuits for little hands and not too much mess! Fingers crossed the sun will stay out!

…and they’re off..

…and on Sunday 8th April, the Tour de Shotesham cycle ride returns, starting at the Globe at 12 noon. Just turn up (with your bike of course!) to join the ‘tour’, but if you’d like to assist with the organisation on the day, please let Ed know – edhoward54@gmail.com .

…and they’re off again!!!

Next up for Shotesham Screen on 13th April is a live recording by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Click here for flyer-Reasons to be Cheerful – Shotesham Slight increase to £6 for this much anticipated show, tickets from Raz on 550122 or razwoolacott@gmail.com  

Coming up in the summer – Shotesham Open Gardens and Art Trail will take place on both Saturday and Sunday June 23rd/24th, £5 entry per adult in aid of All Saints Church bells project. 

Not to be missed

Please encourage friends and families outside the village to come along as well. There will be lots of art displays, teas available and varied gardens, both large and small, to enjoy.
Before the event is finalised please let us know if you would like to participate, especially with help over the weekend. More details in due course.
Contacts are Sue Astbury (550377), Jane Blease (558787).

And, on the subject of flowers….perhaps the first primrose of spring, St Mary’s Churchyard. 

Photo by Bernie Fenn

Another gorgeous, if a little chilly, day for our Saxlingham / Hempnall walk, with a total of 38 legs, including two Scotsmen!! Next walk on Sun 25th March to Berg Apton, details in the diary.

Photo courtesy of one dog and one walker!

Shotesham’s Cycling Group is up and running, more information and details of events can be obtained from maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information. The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP). Consultation runs until Thursday 15 March at 1700, to find out more and share your views click here.

Council Vision and Strategy – a message from Cliff Jordan – Leader of Norfolk Council 

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks  

More Bitesize Learning from South Norfolk Council, click here for link to website. 

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local Police info – Police Newsletter, Feb 18  Police District meeting March 2018

News from Norfolk Police CommissionerFeb 2018 

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